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Overview

Would you like to delve deeper into the complexities of modern financial institutions, and learn the technical tools need to make decisions in financial and capital markets? This Master of Commerce specialisation focuses on how investment financing decisions are made, and how risk-hedging strategies can minimise the damaging effects of adverse movements in variables such as share prices, interest rates, and exchange rates.

Study Level

Postgraduate

Minimum Units of Credit

36

Specialisation Type

Specialisation

Specialisation Structure

Students must complete 36 UOC.

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Recommended Courses

Note: Students may find the following suggestions helpful in choosing electives:

Recommended Elective courses for a career in investment banking:
• FINS5516 Int'l Corporate Finance (6 UOC)
• FINS5523 Alternative Asset Classes (6 UOC)
• FINS5526 Inter. Corp. Governance (6 UOC)
• FINS5538 Takeovers, Restruct & Corp Gov (6 UOC)

Recommended Elective courses for a career in funds management:
• FINS5517 Applied Portfolio Mgt. & Model (6 UOC)
• FINS5535 Derivatives & Risk Mgt. Techs. (6 UOC)
• FINS5536 Fixed Income Sec. & Int. Rate (6 UOC)
• FINS5541 Adv Invest & Adv Funds Mgt (6 UOC)
• FINS5542 Applied Funds Management (6 UOC)
• FINS5566 Trading - Financial Securities (6 UOC)

Recommended Elective courses for a career in personal financial advice:
• FINS5510 Per. Fin. Plan. & Mgmt (6 UOC)
• FINS5517 Applied Portfolio Mgt. & Model (6 UOC)
• FINS5535 Derivatives & Risk Mgt. Techs. (6 UOC)
• FINS5537 Fin Plan Advice & Ethics (6 UOC)
• FINS5541 Adv Invest & Adv Funds Mgt (6 UOC)

Recommended Free Elective course

• COMM5204 Investing for local and Global Impact
• MARK5700 Element of Marketing
• ACCT5910 Business Analysis and valuation
• MGMT5601 Global Business and Multinational Enterprise
• RISK5009 Risk management Strategies
• INFS5700 Introduction to Business Analytics

Professional Accreditation

- Master of Commerce students enrolled in this stream who have completed FINS5512, FINS5513, FINS5510 and FINS5537 can claim Tier 1 compliance towards the Australian Securities and Investment Commission Regulatory Guideline 146 in which the education standards of a financial product advisor are specified.

- Business graduates may be eligible for associate membership with The Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA)

- The Master of Commerce in Finance was accepted into the University Recognition of the CFA Institute. The curricula is closely tied to professional practice and can help students prepare for the CFA exams.

Additional Information

Professional Accreditation

MCom (Finance) students who have completed FINS5512, FINS5513, FINS5510 and FINS5537 can claim Tier 1 compliance towards the Australian Securities and Investment Commission Regulatory Guideline 146 in which the education standards of a financial product advisor are specified.

Business graduates may be eligible for associate membership with The Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA)

CFA

The Master of Commerce (Finance) was accepted into the University Recognition of the CFA Institute. The Master of Commerce (Finance ) curricula is closely tied to professional practice and can help students prepare for the CFA exams.

Further Information

Please note that these requirements may be subject to change.
Students are advised to follow requirements according to the year they commenced. Please refer to previous editions of the Online Handbook for your program requirements.

Contact the UNSW Business School Student Centre for advice.
tel: + 61 2 9385 3189
location: Level 1, room 1028, Quadrangle Building
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